Older blog entries for flawed (starting at number 3)

Wanted to a Deftones concert at the Warfield in SFO last night. Didn't have the inclination to figure about how their odd advance ticket sale works though (especially where to get the ordered tickets?) so I thought I'd buy one right at the show. - Guess what? Sold out. Man, did that suck.

I am thinking of trying to get a day off going to LWE (only exhibition, conference is way too expensive). Any hints which day could be best?

Moved from the hotel to an apartment on Sunday, finally. So, after signing a huge stack of paper and answering lots of complicated questions (What is my social security number? Do I want an insurance?) I could move in, not before I got another huge stack of paper advising me of all sorts of things. Including the health risks of scraping down potentially lead-containing paint off the walls of my rented apartment. I sometimes love the way the state of California cares about my safety.
The pros of the new accomodation include a small kitchen with cooker and oven, the cons include the bed, which can be flipped into the wall, and which is way too short. That sucks. I somehow managed to get sleep anyway.

I also moved into another office today. It is really moving time. I'm now at Agilent's site at Santa Clara, which is much nicer that the Mt.View one. I also got transferred to another team, with which I'll probably work together on Internet stuff. I haven't talked to the manager yet, though. Wait and see.

Oh btw, Hello MTV?!? What about actually playing music videos instead of all the cheesy shows and soaps?!?
Yeah, they played music videos this morning. Gangsta Rap. What an improvement.
Bah. I think really need a radio receiver. Anyone in the bay area reading this who has a spare one to lend me till September? You can mail me: flawed@gmx.de
[Update: Changed the mail address, hopefully before the spam spiders got it. Sorry for the diary list noise.]

More certifiation. I even got a Journeyer cert from jLoki. I'm somewhat flattered.

Read some more diaries.
andrewmuck, I wonder how the tank you want to convert into a submarine will stand to pressure from the outside instead of the pressure from the inside it looks it was designed for.

Attended the SVLUG Meeting last night. There was a talk about Eazel's Nautilus file manager, so a lot of Eazel people were there, too.
Went to Tied House afterwards with the SVLUG folks, talked some nice people from the LUG of Davis until 1am. *yawn*

Today I attended a talk of Agilent's CFO to all the interns at the HQ in Palo Alto. Ate quite a bit of the chocolate cake there. They had little rubber tigers as giveaways, but the tiger has a somewhat dumb expression on its face. It's still kind of cute, though I don't think it represents the company values it has printed on its back very well.

Yay, my prototype servlet finally works!
(To be honest, it's nothing to be proud of, especially since it took me so long, but after all, I somewhat have to get used to it again, after having done no Java for almost three years. And I really wish they had regexps and here-documents buit into the language.)

Thanks to maciej for my first certification and for the invitation to the really nice party on the weekend.

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